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The Life of a Graphic Facilitator | Book


A simple and funny comic book to explain what a graphic facilitator does.

On November 20th 2015, we published on Facebook a series of illustrations about the quirks of being a graphic facilitator. We started just for fun, because we heard the same anecdotes so many times from our colleagues around the world, delivering the work we do.

After publishing the first few comics, we received many comments that made us realize that our experiences are, in fact, common among our worldwide peers. Realizing we had many more stories to share, we decided it would be fun to draw more of them and collect them in a book. 

After a successful Kickstarter campaign ended on October 5th 2016, we successfully funded 103% of our project, collecting €8.782 from 168 backers.

This book is the product of that hard work!

Stories collected by Alfredo Carlo.
Comics strips by Irene Coletto.
First printed for Housatonic Design Network in November 2016 (sold out).
Second edition printed in May 2020 with a paperback cover.

You may also like:
- the tote bag
- the poster, signed by the authors



Irene Coletto is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, recently graduated in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. She's totally into graphic design and lettering. From 2014 she's part of a collective of artists named Blanca, which periodically releases an illustrated fanzine for children. The thing she loves the most is making people laugh with her comic strips.

Alfredo Carlo, born in 1975 in Brussels, is a designer of collaborative processes and a graphic facilitator. He has translated his interest in design and interaction between human beings into his profession. He's the founding partner of Housatonic Design Network and, since 2011, partner of Matter Group: together they deliver graphic facilitation and collaborative sessions. Alfredo is also a member and vice-president of The Value Web, a non-profit international organization of facilitators and designers, helping NGOs, the UN, and other non-profits to identify and implement their own solutions to complex systemic problems.

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